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Cervantes Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from a place in Lugo province named Cervantes. Compare Cervantez Servantes and Servantez .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: De Santos, Cervantez, Cervino, Chavanne, Ferrante, Barrantes, Cerney

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Where is the Cervantes family from?

You can see how Cervantes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cervantes family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Cervantes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Cervantes families living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cervantes's in USA. California had the highest population of Cervantes families in 1880.
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What did your Cervantes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cervantes. 42% of Cervantes men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Cervantes women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cervantes were Gardener and Laundress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Picker
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • Laundress
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Cervantes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cervantes. For the veterans among your Cervantes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cervantes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cervantes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cervantes in 1945 was 24, and 66 in 2004.

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